Topics: Japan

A great start!

Mar 15, 2011

It felt fantastic to start the season off with a Top 10 finish on the Harris Chain. This is in stark contrast with last season when I went through the whole campaign without making a single final-day cut.

Japan's earthquake felt in Florida

Mar 12, 2011

News of the devastating earthquake in Japan hit the shores of Florida's Harris Chain of Lakes with emotional force.

Megabass USA adds Aaron Martens, other anglers to pro staff

Feb 28, 2011

Megabass USA, the North American arm of Japan's foremost innovator of specialized fishing tackle, announced the composition of Megabass' 2011 pro staff. The highly accomplished team includes Aaron Martens, who will fish the 2011 Bassmaster Elite Series, the PAA Series and the FLW Opens; Luke Clausen, who will compete on the FLW Tour as well as in the FLW Opens and the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Opens; and Randy Blaukat and Shinichi Fukae, who will fish the FLW Tour, the FLW Opens, and the PAA Series. The four tour-level pros will be actively involved in product development, working closely with Megabass engineers to develop products tailored to the needs of anglers in the United States.

Elite anglers join Reins Tungsten

Feb 7, 2011

West Palm Beach, FL - Reins Fishing announced today that it is partnering with Bassmaster Elite Series anglers Bill Lowen, Ott Defoe and Cliff Crochet to promote its line of tungsten products. Reins is Japan's top tungsten supplier.

Ima to introduce Square Bill

Jan 25, 2011

After 18 months of collaboration between three-time Bassmaster Classic qualifier Bill Lowen and the engineers at IMA Lures in Japan, will release the Square Bill at the upcoming Bassmaster Classic in New Orleans, where Lowen will compete.

A Few Favorites

Dec 7, 2010

It occurred to me that during the four or five months that I have written this blog I have said very few things about the Elite Series anglers or the people around it.

BASS Reporter's Notebook

Sep 14, 2010

This BASS reporter's rundown of all the activity in this fall's tournaments.

Stranger in a strange launch

May 2, 2010

I went to interview Elite pro Morizo Shimizu, one problem. He only speaks Japanese. So we needed someone who could speak in him, and then turn around and speak in me. Seigo Saito, a photographer for Bass, turned out to be that person.

Kota's new American dream

Feb 26, 2010

In this article, you will read how Elite Series pro Kotaro Kiriyama made two Japanese anglers' dreams come true by establishing the American Dream Tournament.

World Record Bass

Feb 4, 2010

In this photo gallery, you'll find images detailing a chronological history of pursuit of the world record largemouth bass since the 1920s.

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